HC Deb 27 May 1907 vol 174 c1306
MR. BELLAIRS (Lynn Regis)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether forty 12 pounder guns, fitted in our ships to enable them to resist the attacks of torpedo craft, have been removed in order to provide an improved armament for the river class of destroyers; and, if so, what steps are being taken to replace this important section of this armament; and, whether he can state why the guns were not ordered in the usual way.


The guns which are being fitted in the torpedo boat destroyers do not form part of the anti torpedo boat armament of ships.